This modest condominium presents a simplistic and contemporary ambience that belies the significance of some of its elements.
The Roof Studio weaves an unassuming and laidback Scandinavian décor around some of the most iconic pieces of designer furniture in existence, proving that a few select elements is all it takes to transform the ubiquitous into the spectacular.
The entryway leads through a dry kitchen with a dining space; the conjoined area is segmented from the rest of the open layout by a partition with generously sized windows providing views into the adjacent seating lounge. The dining surface projects from the partition wall, its two supporting legs painted in a vivid shade of pink in a boisterous display of contrast against the surrounding blue walls.
Accompanying the eclectic dining table is an assembly of widely recognisable elements: a bust of the Greek deity, Artemis (or her Roman equivalent, Diana) stands on a nearby book shelf, while gourd-shaped, copper-plated pendant lights inspired by Tom Dixon hang over modern reproductions of an iconic wire chair that was jointly designed by Harry Bertoia and Florence Knoll.
Through the black aluminium-framed sliding doors inconspicuously hidden behind the projecting bookshelves, a wet kitchen is rendered in monochrome and accompanied by stretches of vertical wood grains on the lower cabinets. The floors are decked in dark grey tiles with wide and clearly discernable grout joints, while the walls are adorned with white tiles laid in a brick configuration from floor to ceiling.
Beyond the partition, a lone chair reminiscent of the Airborne Butterfly occupies the far corner of the seating lounge, its robust tubular frame apparently bridging the gap between the chair’s wooden Fenby Tripolina ancestry and the more ubiquitous minimalist design by Knoll. Standing by the wall at the open end of the seating lounge is the iconically retro Jieldé floor lamp conceived by Jean-Louis Domecq, its unmistakable multi-jointed form echoing the rectilinear motif on the carpet and the similarly evocative black wire basket inspired by Danish furniture designers, Ferm Living.
The shade of blue used on the entablature of the dry kitchen makes a reappearance on the entertainment wall of the seating lounge, with the line repeated below the chair rail of the wall in the coloured back panels of the console surface. The field of the wall is occupied by an uninterrupted expanse of wood that wraps around the corner and into the hallway leading to the bedrooms.
The master bedroom pulls together some of the previously seen elements to assemble a cohesive décor that speaks of a unique personality.
The eclectic dining surface of the dry kitchen is recreated as a dressing table projecting from the wall of the bedroom, while the monochromatic palette applied in the cooking space reappears in the curtains.
Completing this eccentric assembly is the Bekväm three-tier stepladder from Ikea – its ebonised wood form uniquely applied as a bedside surface, while an exotic pendant light of uncertain provenance hangs overhead.
The Roof Studio specialize in urban living styles designs for both residential and commercial project. They create various unique yet functional interior designs and deliver superior interior designs artwork, which won numerous awards both locally and internationally. The Roof Studio provides professional and dedicated services including Interior consultancy & ideas, design & construct, custom making furniture, design proposal in 3D sketches and many more. With a complete set of services prior, during and after project completion, clients are ensured to go home with ease and great satisfaction every day.
Venue: GoldenHome Kitchen @ Glenmarie
Kitchen Appliances: Teka Küchentechnik Malaysia
Photographer: Gavin Yam
The Roof Studio
9-2, Jalan PJU 8/5i
47820 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Article by Kevin Eichenberger